Category Archives: Inspiration

What does one wear under a kilt?

KILT HOSE! (what did you think I was gonna say? This is a family show!) I have to admit I love kilt hose. I even wrote a paper in college about the phantom bagpiper on my campus, who I’d see walking around piping with his stockings gleaming in the midday sun. There’s just something so regal about a pair of elegant hose. As handknit or even fine kilt hose is ...

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Progress! Well, some at least.

I’ve just crossed the halfway point for the sleeves on hubby’s sweater! It’s very weird going from knitting one large body to two small sleeves, and having to repeat the same round twice. So, I’ve had to tink a lot and haven’t made as speedy progress as I’d like! They’re just about long enough to reach his elbows… and my knee! These felt so nice as legwarmers when I put them ...

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Slouchy Hat Madness

The past few months I’ve pretty much just working on projects for other people & last week I decided I needed to do something quick for myself…which turned into 2 quick projects, which turned into 3! All were slouchy hats – I think I may need an intervention! 🙂 First was Ysolda Teague’s Ripley pattern (Ravelry link) Took just a little bit over one hank of Swish Bulky in Garnet Heather. Man, this yarn ...

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Holiday Fun!

To get into the Christmas spirit, everyone at the office dressed up in holiday sweaters today and brought in cookies. Things were very festive around here. KP was the most festive department by far. Who knew what our designers could do with LED lights and tinsel?! The guys around here are really good sports too. It’s fun going into meetings when everyone is smiling. You can’t ...

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Winner of the photo contest!

Congratulations to October Phillips, winner of our Behind the Scenes Photo Contest. Thanks to everyone who sent in their guesses. The answers are: Photo 1 – Town Slippers – 40130 (the spats specifically) Photo 2 – Traveling Stitch Socks from Knitting a Perfect Pair – 31210 Photo 3 – Arden Bag – Red and Black – 40133 Photo 4 – Ribbed Cap from One Skein Wonders – 30858 ...

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Final sock knitting videos!

Here are the final two sock class videos. The first one will walk you through how to make your decreases for the toe, and then the second video shows you how to do the Kitchener stitch to close the toe. Once you’re finished with the toe, you’re all set! I’ve also added the new videos to the list of sock class videos so you can find them all in one place in the

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Santa Hats on Parade!

Last year when Brooke Higgins designed Sheldon’s career costumes, she also made him a cute little Santa hat. When Melissa was working on the design for Grumpy, the lump of coal, we realized that if she knit the hat out of Palette instead of Shine, it would be Grumpy sized instead of Sheldon sized. Well, that got us thinking… ...

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The Knitting Buddy winner is…..

OICyarn! Congratulations Sonja! I hope you enjoy your City Tweed HW yarn. Maybe a nice hat? I am working on my next Knitting Buddy project! As soon as it is finished, I’ll share it with you and have another drawing. <

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Pickle-pocalypse 2009

Have you seen the new Tidings of Joy kit yet? When we had the first staff meeting about Nina’s holiday ornament kit, I was surprised to see a knitted pickle included as one of the patterns. Tina explained that it’s a tradition for some families to hide a pickle ornament on their Christmas trees, and the first person to find the pickle is supposed to have good luck ...

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Just a couple more inches

I was sure that I had finished the first sleeve of my Classic Lines Cardigan during our staff meeting. But, when I headed outside for the “photo shoot” it became clear that I still had a couple more inches. No worries! Tonight is craft night! I can’t credit the staff meeting with all of the progress I’ve made since last week. ...

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